Indiana Health Centers, Inc. Awarded $200,000
to Improve Childhood Developmental Outcomes
in Children Ages 0-5
Indiana Health Centers (IHC), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), was awarded $200,000 to improve developmental outcomes among children ages 0-5 through increased screenings and follow-up services. IHC also provides WIC services in Indiana, which aligns with their commitment to underserved communities and Hoosiers to improve all health outcomes, especially in the early years.
“Young Hoosiers deserve the highest quality care including accessibility and promotion of developmental growth. This grant will provide funds to IHC to further serve and improve outcomes while increasing access to care,” stated Ann Lundy, IHC CEO.
“Health centers provide young children with developmental disabilities in our highest need communities with the support they need to succeed. This National Health Center Week, we recognize and thank health centers and their staff for their continued dedication to underserved communities,” said HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra. “Health centers provide many kinds of support, including screening of young children and connecting them to appropriate services.”
Health centers are the vital source of primary care for more than 30 million people across the country, and provide essential preventive and primary care services in the highest need communities in the U.S. Health centers will use today’s funding to strengthen and expand the availability of early childhood services that are vital for reducing gaps in school readiness and improving children’s ability to succeed.
With the funds, IHC plans to hire additional nursing staff who will specialize in early childhood development.
For more information about Indiana Health Centers, visit indianahealthonline.org.